Top 10 Best Resorts in Kutralam
Kutralam resorts offer more space and comfort compared to hotels near main falls. While the hotels in Kutralam provide quick access to the falls day and night, the resorts are located in serene surroundings outside the crowded streets. During peak season, a relaxed stay combined with a bath in all the major falls can be a rejuvenating experience. Guests should generally prefer resorts and hotels near main falls, Old Courtallam falls or five falls as they can take a bath under the falls round the clock.
Kuttalam Heritage resort has a large swimming pool with a kid’s pool as well. At a time when Kuttalam started getting visitors from far away and the need for a professionally maintained resort arose which prompted G Mohandas group to build a resort in Kutralam. The group which runs many hotels in Anadaman and Kerala operates the Kuttalam Heritage Resort as an Ayurvedic Health resort. It is strongly recommended that non Tamil speaking guests prefer Kuttalam heritage over other resorts in Kutralam. Perhaps, according to ratings in popular travel sites like Tripadvisor, it is the best resort in Courtallam.
Esakki Hill View resorts located in Five falls main road has beautifully designed villas and rooms with granite flooring. To enhance your experience, the rooms in the upper deck come with large balconies opening to landscaped greenery which decorates the resort campus. Food is a feast in Esakki and they employ professional chef to prepare food utmost care to bring out the best taste.Srishty Garden Resorts located in Thirukootamalai operates an excellent Ayurvedic spa. The hotel kitchen offers simple cuisines. However if you are traveling in large groups, they have special menu according to your preferences. With plenty of room options, Srishty has customized accommodation plans for 1 person to 100 persons. The resort is close to old courtallam falls.
Saaral Resort has a bar which is sought after by many tourists visiting Kutralam. The VIP area in the bar offers a lot of privacy. The kids play area with a big lawn is just awesome with lot of breeze blowing through. They also provide guests pick up and drop services from major locations like Tenkasi railway station, bus stand and even Tirunelveli on special request.MG Resorts has individual cottages with kitchen ideal for families which stay for a long vacation. Guests can chose to prepare their food either by themselves or engaging the hotel chef. MG Hillview restaurant attached to the resort serves buffet as well as a la carte. They serve mostly south Indian dishes especially in chettinad style with lot of spices. Mango Resorts is a small beautiful resort near five falls.
Jijis Castle is a beautiful resort hotel in Courtallam. It has beautiful bungalows ideal for family stay. There are also separate deluxe rooms for single and double stay. Located in the foothills, the green hills in the backdrop make it look awesome. Also if you opt for package that includes food, then the delicious dinner buffet served in open air is quite a value.Funland Resorts in Kutralam is good for kids. Everything is small and beautiful in the resort. An open air theatre and the Kerala boathouse themed restaurant surrounded by fishing waters can make kids have more fun. The restaurant serves fresh veg and non-veg dishes cooked in south Indian, Chinese and North Indian style. The small individual villas with car parking right beside the villa makes the stay more convenient and relaxing. The Ayurvedic massages and therapies offered at the spa helps in rejuvenation.
Mohan’s Resorts is a private home stay type accommodation with individual cottages. It has private waterfalls inside the sprawling estate covered with lush greenery during the monsoons. The booking can be done through Airbnb where the property is listed. It has 8 bedrooms and accommodates 16 persons making it a very good choice for medium size groups. BKR resorts is owned and operated by BKR group which runs a 3 star hotel in Chennai. Located near the five falls, the resort is an average budget resort without any amenities worth mentioning.
During the peak season, main falls is so crowded that one has to stand in a queue for hours to get a five minute bath in the falls. There are private estates in Kutralam which have their own private falls. Varam resorts located very close to Main falls, a private estate which was converted into a resort hotel has a private falls which is open to guests of the resort only.The Tamilnadu Tourism development Corporation runs two hotels in Courtallam. Both of them are located at walking distance from Main falls. TTDC rooms are well maintained but the looks are very old. Perhaps the property itself is very old and has not been renovated in the recent times.
- Don’t hire auto rickshaws and taxis without negotiating the price in advance.
- Foodies should definitely visit the famous Border Parotta Kadai in Sengottai.
- Always collect receipts for any deposits made in the hotel reception.
- Don’t leave valuables in the resort when you’re away. Take care of your valuables at all times.